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after finishing second in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


Team-mate Lewis Hamilton won the race.


Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be


With me are Nigel Nelson, who's political editor at both


And the Columinst for the Feminist Times, Jo Phillips.


Welcome to you both. Hello. The front pages, then.


The Telegraph leads with its own interview


with the Polish Prime Minister, who says that the European Union


will have to compromise with Britain over Brexit.


The Express says the government must come clean over what it calls


It says 30 million British people could have to work until they're 70


The Financial Times' main story is that eight big Italian banks


could fail if the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi loses


the constitutional referendum next week.


The Metro says a prisoner commits suicide in a British jail every


three days, in what it calls an epidemic fuelled by overcrowding


The i newspaper splashes across its front page that Castro


It says Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for praising


The Guardian has the story of Francois Fillon defeating


Alain Juppe to become the conservative candidate


It quotes him as saying, "France is more right-wing


than it has ever been."


And the Mail claims some GP surgeries are assessing patients


on the phone before they decide whether they should get


We are going to start this time with the Mirror and it has got this


football paedophile sexual abuse scandal on the front page along with


the men who have very bravely come forward in the last couple of weeks


to talk about those allegations. Ten questions the FA must answer, in


short, what are they? Some of them what you would expect, the kind of


things they want answered is it Crewe tell the FA what was going on?


Why was Barry Bennell, the man at the centre, allowed to leave the


country? Were similar incidents reported to the FA? That kind of


thing. That is exactly what the FA should answer. They are quite right


to get this investigation going on speedily. They have appointed a


senior barrister to look at this enquiry. There was a suggestion that


the FA could have acted sooner. One would have thought so. This man was


jailed in the 1990s. We just heard in the clip with Gordon Taylor from


the PFA, the professional footballers association, you would


have thought there might have been an investigation and I am afraid it


sounds weak to say that we asked if there are any more victims and no


one came forward. We are not talking 40 years ago. We are talking, you


know, within the last 20 years. There are lots of questions for the


football association to ask. As you rightly say, Martine, it is


incredibly courageous people to come forward and to talk about this and


to open this horrible can of worms. And apparently there will be many


more, of course, and the suggestion is that it is not just football,


there will be other sports. In a sense, it is surprising, given how


many sort of areas this has affected, showbiz with Jimmy Savile,


politics, it is amazing no one has turned their attention to sport. It


almost seems obvious because it is a gateway for paedophiles to get close


to young people. The MS PC has a unit to look after this. Yes. --


NSPCC. Thatcherite victor has sharp shock for France. Francois Fillon


took 70% of the vote. What is the promising? He is basically promising


Thatcherism Lite. He is promising to take on Marine Le Pen, leader of the


National Front. He is conservative. By his own admission, he is... He


has said he admires Thatcher and he wants to scale back the French


estate, which would see about 500,000 public sector workers gone,


lose their jobs, he wants to cut back on public spending but he is


not looking at privatising national services and infrastructure and


things like that. So, he beat Alain Juppe very convincingly. He will go


on to the election next year. We don't know yet whom the Socialist


candidate will be. I think you were saying earlier in the news that it


could be Francois Hollande and he would be mad because he is the most


unpopular president they have ever had. He will get knocked out early


on if he does decide to run. It does look as though Fillon... You know,


centre-right. The unions are still quite powerful. They will fight


these cuts to the mail. This is why I find some of this little


surprising as a selling point at the moment, because it is exactly the


kind of policies that people have been rebelling against. So, here


with Brexit, America with Donald Trump, however, it may be that we


need some kind of right-wing agenda to take on Marine Le Pen. Yes. The


Telegraph, EU must compromise on Brexit, this is the Polish Prime


Minister talking ahead of a summit between Britain and Poland, Nigel,


and this is looking less at the economy as far as Brexit is


concerned. Yes, that is right, really, he is here to deal with


defence matters and we are sending 150 troops to help them out. It is


defence and security that the summit is basically about tomorrow but in


the interview with the article she has written for the Telegraph, she


is talking about how she thinks there is room for some kind of


compromise. In other words, there could be a negotiated deal with the


EU. She doesn't seem to go into any details from what we have seen about


what that deal might be, whether it is the single market, the customs


union, but she says if a compromise, the only compromise I can think of,


access to the single market or some of it, and we will take in some


migrants and we have to work out the figures, but it is interesting that


it is the first European leader to talk about the fact that they might


be able to come to an agreement. It is also a different voice for all of


the reasons you said, the voice of our security and defence, the other


big issue apart from the economy, which is focusing minds, but in


light of the conversation we have had about looking to the French


elections, actually this is a different voice, this is a different


part of Europe, and if Britain, if Theresa May can do some sort of


building of a relationship with Poland, you know, that's going to


make it a lot easier when you come to deal with the new French


government and a new German government potentially. But there


are 27 countries, aren't there, who have to be satisfied with this. If


it is a site Eastern Europe will say, we want to help Britain get


some kind of deal, that is a better start than anyone else has talked


about, everyone else has said it is take it or leave it. If you want


single market you take freedom of movement. If you want customs union


you don't get foreign trade deals. The idea there is room for manoeuvre


would suggest that they are -- there will be genuine negotiation. Maybe


there will be softening of the rhetoric. Eventually. Yes. The Daily


Express, pension shock for millions, the government urged to come clean


with the retirement age rising. Not something you hear in the Daily


Express, is it, pension shock. Britain to be colder than Iceland


and a whirl. It isn't a killer cold snap. Not yet. As many as 30 million


could work until they are 70. It is not surprising. We know that the


pensions are moving away from us like beach balls in an ebbing tide.


LAUGHTER. I like that metaphor! That's what I


am here for. You get extra pay for that. Leaving school now, someone


will... Sorry, they face a working lifetime of more than half a century


before they are eligible for a pension. The paper was produced by


the Department for Work and Pensions and it would bring in the pension


age of 70. Years ago when people left school at 15 and didn't get a


pension until 65, they were 50 years too. People are living longer. The


real problem that you are facing is people would spend one third in


retirement. A baby born today will live to be 100, one in three, so we


are facing a real crisis. What they should have done is thought about


this 30 years ago when they knew about it. I should be happy to


serve, if called. LAUGHTER. Imagine! The Times... Rip off rail


companies forced to display cheapest fares. Yes. Where will they display


them? Ticket machines have to be redesigned. According to the Times


investigation, passengers were presented with 42 possible fares for


a single journey between London and Birmingham and the online facilities


are under attack. It is ludicrous, at a time, talking about more and


more people doing the gig economy, freelance work, not working regular


Alice, in London there is the Oyster card, rail companies, you need a


monthly or yearly ticket, or you have to buy expensive peak time


things -- regular hours. So there is no flexibility. They are not


advertising the cheapest. Some rail companies have these cards which you


can buy which are extremely good value but there are no posters


advertised. Rail fares are such a complicated business. You get on the


wrong train and you have to pay the full fare because it was a different


one. This is such an easy thing to do. When you go and buy your ticket,


wherever it is, it should be the cheapest fare for where you want to


go. Wouldn't that be simple. That is what they are trying to do. These


are the basic, you know, just managing the jams. The Daily Mail,


prove you need to see their GP on the phone... Yes, the Daily Mail is


serious about this, as they tend to be about many things... Everything.


I worry about their blood pressure. LAUGHTER.


In which case they should phone their GP and ask if they should come


in. This is what the story is about. Three minutes on the phone with your


GP and the Daily Mail don't like this terribly because the argument


is patients need to be seen physically by a doctor. Yet it seems


to make a lot of sense if you are feeling rough or you don't want to


go to see their GP but you are worried about something, make a


phone call, the GP talks to you and decides whether or not... Lots of


surgery is already do that. Yes. I have got an elderly aunt and her GP


is extremely good at finding. You know, she probably doesn't need a


home visit but she just needs reassurance -- phoning. Older people


like to know they are talking to their GP. We also do have NHS


Direct. There is a quote from a former president of the Royal


College of GPs who says doctors cannot see if the patient is pale,


jaundice, if they have a tremor or if they are dressing differently,


which would suggest the GP knows the patient well and I would suggest


most of them don't. Let us finish, though, with something rather


different, Ed's out, he has left Strictly.


Let's take the chance to remind ourselves of some


How can you not love that? That is animated trifle. He has clearly put


in a huge amount of work to be able to do that. It is rather typical. He


put in work when he was learning the piano, a huge amount when he was


running marathons. And in government. LAUGHTER.


He put a bit of work into that too. This is the way he comes back into


politics. You think so? Yes. He went out when he wasn't terribly popular.


Now he is hugely popular from Strictly - back he comes. That was


really for Amanda, the resident Strictly afficionados. And Bake Off.


She is a polymath, she is. It won't be the same without him. It is


great. It is lovely. And I think we like people who have a go. We don't


want them to flog a dead horse. No, and other contenders have arguably


hung on longer. Dressed in yellow, he reminded me of an Whitaker when


she was sort of flung across the floor and spun around. LAUGHTER.


He has never been the same since, has he, spending a fortune on


physiotherapy, apparently! LAUGHTER. Well, we wish him well, and we


wonder what is next for Ed Balls. I think it will be Yvette Cooper comes


back. I thought it was peculiar hearing him talk about economics on


Radio 4. Don't forget all the front pages


are online on the BBC News website where you can read a detailed


review of the papers. It's all there for


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after we've finished. Thank you for spending your Sunday


evening with us here.


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